Serving Preschool Through 8th Grade in the San Francisco East Bay Since 1962

Additional School Facts

  • Education philosophy: Whole Child Educational Philosophy; Reggio-inspired Early Childhood program
  • Highest accreditation by California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) & Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC)
  • Member of National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • Member of East Bay Independent School Association (EBISA)
  • Nine acres of former ranchland: 10 classroom buildings, 3 playgrounds, 15,000+ volume library, student center, sport court, 140-seat theatre, double gym with 2 full basketball and volleyball courts, 25-foot climbing wall, wellness center, student kitchen.
  • Parent likeliness to recommend: 90%
  • Endowment: $5 million
  • Number of faculty/staff: 85
  • 17 years: average experience of Seven Hills faculty
  • 9,100 parent volunteer hours logged
  • Student to teacher ratio: 1:7
  • 405 Seven Hills students representing 265 families
  • 51% Girls, 49% Boys
  • 45% Students of Color
  • 30 hens laid over 10,000 eggs (and counting) in new chicken coop
  • 72 trees planted in new orchard
  • 100% of faculty and staff participating in professional development
  • 5,064 pieces of recycling sorted by Kids' Green Committee
  • 3,780 books collected for Book Swap to reuse and donate
  • Seven Hills ROV club: 1st place in ROV design
  • 3,525 annual student community service hours
  • 75% of Seven Hills students place in the Top 5% of the Nation in ERB testing qualifying for the Johns Hopkins Center for Gifted and Talented Youth Program
  • 69% of graduates place in High School Honors Geometry or Math Level II/Trig
  • 85% of Seven Hills students rank top 10% in the National World Language Exams
  • 79% of Middle School students participate in after-school sports and clubs

School Life

  • Lunch and snacks provided as part of Inclusive Tuition
  • Before and after school care: 7:00am to 6:00pm, including afternoon enrichment classes (no aftercare or enrichment classes during the 2020-21 year due to COVID-19)
  • Specialty classes: Art, Music, Integrated Expressive Arts, PE (Physical and Emotional Well-Being), Spanish, French, Library, Transitions (6th), Restorative Justice
  • Performance and presentation opportunities: every grade, culminating in 8th grade TED Talks
  • Travel: overnight stay on the Balclutha in SF Bay; science trip to Yosemite; outdoor science trip to Mt. Lassen; American history trip to Washington, DC; Language Arts trip to Ashland Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Europe, and Japan
  • Learning simulations: Oregon Trail, California Gold Rush, Walk Through Revolution, Astrogation Week, Innovation and Invention Convention, Box City
  • Student Council: over 20 elected positions
  • Kids' Green Committee: students from Kindergarten - 8th grade establishing, maintaining and teaching green practices on campus
  • After-School sports: girls’ volleyball, coed golf, boys’ basketball, girls basketball, boys and girls fitness clubs, coed cross country, coed flag football, running club
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